about s[r]

Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. Founded by Patricia Colleen Murphy in 2008, the mission of the journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. We publish two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry.

We also enjoy honoring all members of our Superstition Review family by maintaining a strong year-round community of editors, submitters, contributors, and readers through our social networks:

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a note from the editor

We have now completed 24 beautiful issues of Superstition Review. In those issues we have featured over 1100 artists and authors, and I have mentored over 300 students through all the steps of creating a literary magazine. We have grown from a small online journal to a national media outlet with 50,000 readers over our many networks. 

So here are the well-deserved thanks:

I can't thank my Student Editors enough for their dedication. They spend many hours reading submissions, corresponding with authors, organizing content, and designing pages and advertisements. Oh, and Tweeting, Blogging, and Facebooking too!

Thanks also to my Faculty Advisors who contribute so much time and energy to mentoring students.

And as always, deep thanks go to my Department Head Andrew Mara and Dean Duane Roen for their support.

Thanks also to our contributors in this issue.

Patricia Colleen Murphy 
Founding Editor
Superstition Review




Along with publishing a biannual journal, s[r] releases a newsletter once a month in the fall and spring to keep readers and writers informed of literary trends and to give editorial updates. These newsletters serve a wide audience of established and emerging authors, developing writers, and readers. Past newsletters have included articles covering topics like MFA programs, contributor updates, guest posts by SR contributors, and award announcements. To receive our newsletter, please fill out the form.